Sep 9, 2010 4:25am EDT
handed out. the rope is the endorsements are misleading. jennifer davis explains. >> reporter: the sample campaign ballots these volunteers are handing out are legal. but the attorney general says some handed and mailed out over the weekend were against the law because they were made to look like the official democratic party sample ballot but they were that this was com illegal,ibilitiantly illegal and in violation of state election laws because there was a committee put on that ballot, which doesn't exist of course it is not registered in the state of maryland. >> reporter: printing on the brochure says it was authorized by citizens for change and i nan named charles summer. >> i am not disputing that i consulted mr. summers in putting this together to let him know that protocol had to be followed in terms of people being on the front. i let him go and to say who he wanted to vote for. >> county council candidate jerry mathis says he didn't have to register with the state because he is one man, not an election committee. >> if it is misleading, we apologize for that. if we've done somet
Sep 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports the gender gap is the 14th higher in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy god mother in delray. >> thank you. >> they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out. but yes, i am the dairy god mother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender gap at her operation. but not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store. >> i am not surprised at that gap. i think it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: according to a new report women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar that men earn. that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job, they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute says the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the merely median income that works out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year.
Sep 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
's jennifer davis is on the cape tonight. >> reporter: even as earl continues to lose its strength, massachusetts governor says his state is preparing for a very serious storm. >> we've had them before and we'll have them again. >> reporter: after whipping the north carolina coastline with heavy wind and rain earl may be weakening at a quicker pace than expected. warnings are in effect around cape cod as well as a popular summer vacation island spot of martha's vineyard and nantucket. >> we'll go out to a shelter that's been set up at the high school and assist them with snacks and drinks until we know exactly what's going to happen with the storm. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says most of earl's strong winds are expected to stay off cape cod. that's good news for those in the area. >> it can't be a big deal when i see all these other people out here. >> i mean if things happen, there's plenty of places. so i think we'll be okay. >> reporter: despite the impending storm shops and restaurants were pretty busy with tourists. >> we're staying. >> reporter: any concerns?
Sep 4, 2010 7:00pm EDT
the bullet. jennifer davis has the latest in cape cod. >> you are absolutely right. new england was getting ready if preparing a big storm but in the end, earl blew on by. today it has been a picture perfect day as locals scramble to get back to business as usual. >> earl weakening from a mighty hurricane to a tropical storm still bringing with it plenty of wind and waves but not nearly enough to bother new englanders that is used to all sorts of rough weather. >> we were hoping for more of that. >> it came down in preparation what could be a serious blast of hurricane-force wind and rain but the signs are going back up and business owners hope it will be economically viable labor day weekend. >> this was a nothing storm. we have regular windy days that are 50 mile-an-hour winds southwesterly. >> massachusetts suffered a few hundred power outages and downed power lines and isolated flooding. in places like maine more rain and dangerous surf but no damage report. what is tropical storm earl leaving blue skies in its wake. >> reporter: biggest impact was an economic one, places like the orlea
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for the big storm. jennifer davis is live in cape cod, massachusetts, tonight. it looks a little windy. what's it like where you are? >> reporter: hi, there. you know, it's quite lovely, i have to say, right now. there is a breeze, not too strong. it's not raining yet. but we do believe earl is on his way. there is a lot of big questions here. those hurricane-force winds did not actually come on land in outer banks. are they going to do it here? that's the big question. it's unclear. this storm could skirt the coast and go past us or a small deviation could bring it on land. they're telling folks be careful and alert. if it comes up this way it could be a category 1. hard to tell at this point. >> what about evacuation at this point? is that, you know, something they're considering, have any but ordered already? >> reporter: no. not really. there is a quaint, beautiful town about 10 miles down the road called chatham. we spent time there today. a lot of tourists here wandering through the shops and cafes. there is a hardware store in the town. folks with stocking up on supplies. they've near
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: a group of 30 religious leaders, including priests, rabbis and preachers are meeting in d.c. they want to make it clear that while there are deaf rens in their belief, they're coming together to deject and denounce hateful anti-muslim rhetoric. the group of leaders joined to where they crafted a joint statement calling for respect of what one of america's greatest items are, freedom of religious and they talking with the attorney general this afternoon. in light of a surge and attacks on muslims around the country, the controversy about the building of a mosque near ground zero and now the florida pastor's plans to burn the q'uran, they want to talk with the attorney general about spins the department of justice can take against anti-muslim hate and acts of violence. the faith group said as we approach the anniversary of 9/11, muslims and america are growing scared and religious leaders are growing concerned. >> america was not built on hatred but love. if we get away from that and try to give that message out to the world, it's the wrong me